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2008 Mercedes-Benz S550

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2008 Mercedes-Benz S550 Problems

Heating & Air Conditioning -- Verified

The HVAC blower motor may fail. This is commonly caused by water entry through the cabin air filter areas during heavy rain or snow. Failed blower motors should be replaced. Our technicians tell us there is no special fix for this issue at this time.

Engine -- Verified

The engine may develop a stalling and/or no start condition due to a failed crankshaft position sensor.

Engine -- Verified

The camshaft adjuster solenoid (which is related to the variable valve timing system) may fail or timing chain/balance shaft components may wear, resulting in illumination of the Check Engine Light and various drivability issues. Mercedes-Benz has released a service bulletin outlining specific repair instructions depending on fault codes stored.

Drive Train -- Verified

A vibration felt through the center floor of the vehicle can be caused by driveshaft flex discs, which crack and shred, causing excessive driveshaft movement. Not repairing these can cause damage to the driveshaft center support bearing, or, in the worst case scenario, damage to the transmission or differential.

Brakes -- Verified

As a way to increase braking performance, the brake pads and rotors are make of a softer material and may be in need of replacement after approximately 20,000 miles; owners should be vigilant about getting their brakes checked.

2008 Mercedes-Benz S550 Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., May 2, 2008

RepairPal Expert Overview:

Transistors used in the front signal acquisition and actuation module (SAM-F) may have been damaged during module assembly. As a result, the module could fail without warning, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect and replace the affected modules as necessary. This recall is scheduled to begin on May 2, 2008. The Mercedes-Benz recall number is 2008 030005.

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2008 Mercedes-Benz S550 Questions and Answers

cadiman, 2008 Mercedes-Benz S550, Waldorf, MD

Do I need a special tool to change the brake pads on this vehicle

dkcars2, 2008 Mercedes-Benz S550, Conroe, TX

Approximately how much will this cost? It is not the actual mirror but the turn signal.

ynotgore, 2008 Mercedes-Benz S550, Philadelphia, PA

Drivers & passage side underneath the bumper

ynotgore, 2008 Mercedes-Benz S550, Philadelphia, PA

Both used & new CD's stop within two minutes.

yocomp, 2008 Mercedes-Benz S550, New York, NY


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